Senior Procurement and Grants Manager - USAID LEBANON TRADE AND INVESTMENT FACILITATION (TIF) ACTIVITY
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The USAID/Lebanon Trade and investment Facilitation (TIF) Activity will facilitate the export of Lebanese goods and services to generate foreign exchange through investments and business enabling environment reform that simultaneously promote job creation, income generation, and improved livelihoods throughout the country. TIF has three objectives: 1) increased exports of Lebanese goods and services, 2) investment facilitation leading to increased domestic investment, and 3) improved business and investment enabling environment. Communicating results through outreach and sharing knowledge with private and public sectors is a crosscutting objective.
The Senior Procurement and Grants Manager will work with the Finance, Operations, and Technical teams to identify the TIF Project’s procurement needs. S/he will be responsible for gathering complete procurement related backup documentation and auditing that information prior to Finance Team submission. S/he will develop and release solicitations, conduct price/cost/reasonability analyses, and perform other related duties as assigned. S/he will also oversee the management of grants and subcontracts through the Transformative Activities Hub to Widen Investments in Lebanon (TAHWIL) facility.
Responsibilities and Key Tasks:
- With guidance from Director of Finance and Operations, lead programmatic procurement efforts.
- Monitor commercial vendor agreements as assigned.
- Support compliance with the appropriate USAID regulations in providing procurement support for project staff and activities, ensuring accordance with DAI policy and governmental regulations.
- Prepare the required approvals to ensure compliance with internal and external contract and policy requirements.
- With guidance from the Director of Finance and Operations, develop and implement the use of the TIF grants manual.
- Oversee grants management in coordination with the Procurement/Grants Team.
- Participate in work planning and activity planning to align grants program with overall project activities.
- Maintain oversight of all planned, upcoming, current, and past procurements and grants through plans and trackers.
- Coordinate with technical team on development of grants/subcontracts mechanisms through TAHWIL.
- Ensure grant applications and related solicitations are accurate, complete, and compliant with DAI policies and donor regulations, in cooperation with other project leads.
- Ensure post-award grant management in accordance with relevant regulations, including but not limited to reporting, audits, and performance monitoring in accordance with DAI policies and donor regulations.
- Apprise grantees of the responsibilities, requirements, and policies and procedures to be followed during the life of the grant.
- Supervise Procurement & Grants team staff.
- Additional tasks as required by supervisor or COP.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Degree in business, international affairs, or related field preferred.
- At least 10 years of professional experience, including significant experience working with governments, the private sector, or donor projects on procurement of goods and services and experience in grants management or related field.
- Ability to work with diverse teams in a fast-paced environment.
- Well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgement, and high ethical standards.
- Demonstrated experience with USAID procurement mechanisms, such as subcontracts and grants, and familiarity with relevant USAID rules and regulations preferred.
- Experience and familiarity with DAI systems and procedures preferred.
- Strong communication skills – both written and oral – in English and Arabic